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Women’s Division 3 Golf Colleges

Student-athletes looking for a traditional college experience, where they can balance their personal life with their sport, often find NCAA Division 3 to be the best fit. These schools tend to be smaller, private institutions and are known for their rigorous academic programs. Plus, coaches at this level don’t have to follow to the same contact requirements as Division 1 and 2 coaches. They can manage their own recruiting process and reach out to student-athletes at any point during high school. Families may find the window of opportunity is greater with Division 3 golf schools, as some coaches still recruit well into senior year. 

How many Division 3 women’s golf teams are there in the U.S.?

With 324 Division 3 golf schools, this level has more women’s golf colleges than any other division. It’s true that athletes can’t receive athletic scholarships. However, many coaches work with the admissions department to find ways to supplement financial aid packages with grants, merit-based aid, and academic scholarships. As private institutions, these funds tend to be readily available, so they can make a competitive offer. Student-athletes who excel academically will especially benefit from this and can receive a scholarship package that significantly reduces college costs. 

Division 3 women’s golf rankings

Sure, athletics are important but to find the best college fit, student-athletes should consider the factors that matter most to them, including academics and campus life. To help break this down, we conducted an analysis and created a comprehensive list of Power Rankings. Here are the top 10 Division 3 golf colleges

  1. Amherst College
  2. University of California—Santa Cruz
  3. New York University
  4. Carnegie Mellon University
  5. Emory University
  6. Washington University in St. Louis
  7. Wellesley College
  8. Williams College
  9. Pomona-Pitzer College
  10. Vassar College

The NCAA also compiles a list of D3 golf rankings to determine the best women’s golf programs. Their results are purely based on athletic performance.

Full list of D3 golf colleges

School
City and State
Region
Conference
Division
Adrian, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Albion, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Reading, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Meadville, Pennsylvania
North East
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Alma, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Amherst, Massachusetts
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Anderson, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Glenside, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rock Island, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Aurora, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Danville, Virginia
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Berea, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lewiston, Maine
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lisle, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Mount Berry, Georgia
South East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Bethany, West Virginia
Mid East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Mankato, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Birmingham, Alabama
South East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Carlinville, Illinois
Great Lakes
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Bluffton, Ohio
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Brunswick, Maine
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Bridgewater, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Storm Lake, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference
NCAA D3
Radnor, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic East Conference
NCAA D3
Thousand Oaks, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Columbus, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Northfield, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Washington, District Of Columbia
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Shreveport, Louisiana
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Pella, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference
NCAA D3
Danville, Kentucky
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Orange, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Newport News, Virginia
Mid East
Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Claremont, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference
NCAA D3
St. Joseph, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Wooster, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Moorhead, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Austin, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Mequon, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Franklin, Massachusetts
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Defiance, Ohio
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Granville, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Greencastle, Indiana
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Madison, New Jersey
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Richmond, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Marshall, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Madison, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Elmhurst, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Emory, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Atlanta, Georgia
South East
University Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Madison, New Jersey
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Ferrum, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
St. Louis, Missouri
Mid West
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Steubenville, Ohio
Great Lakes
President Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Franklin, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Newberg, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Baltimore, Maryland
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Greensboro, North Carolina
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Grinnell, Iowa
Mid West
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Grove City, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Peter, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Clinton, New York
North East
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Hanover, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Abilene, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Tiffin, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Conway, Arkansas
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Hiram, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Geneva, New York
North East
Liberty League (Division III)
NCAA D3
Frederick, Maryland
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Holland, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Brownwood, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Montgomery, Alabama
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Bangor, Maine
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Jacksonville, Illinois
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Bloomington, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Ithaca, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
University Heights, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Pennsylvania
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Galesburg, Illinois
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Lake Forest, Illinois
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Plymouth, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Portland, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Dubuque, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference
NCAA D3
Decorah, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
North Manchester, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Purchase, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Marietta, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
New Ulm, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Arlington, Virginia
Mid East
Atlantic East Conference
NCAA D3
Maryville, Tennessee
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Scranton, Pennsylvania
North East
Atlantic East Conference
NCAA D3
Westminster, Maryland
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Abilene, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Middlebury, Vermont
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Decatur, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Jackson, Mississippi
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Dallas, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Clinton, Mississippi
Mid South
Gulf South Conference
NCAA D3
Rolla, Missouri
Mid West
Great Lakes Valley Conference
NCAA D3
Monmouth, Illinois
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
South Hadley, Massachusetts
New England
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Division III Independents
NCAA D3
Newburgh, New York
North East
Skyline Conference
NCAA D3
Cincinnati, Ohio
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Allentown, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
New Concord, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rochester, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lincoln, Nebraska
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Aston, Pennsylvania
North East
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Jersey City, New Jersey
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
New York, New York
North East
University Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Naperville, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Chicago, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Ashland, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Los Angeles, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Atlanta, Georgia
South East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Ada, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lima, Ohio
Great Lakes
ORCC
NCAA D3
Delaware, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Olivet, Michigan
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Westerville, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Tacoma, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Forest Grove, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Altoona, Pennsylvania
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Erie, Pennsylvania
North East
Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Misenheimer, North Carolina
Mid East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Demorest, Georgia
South East
USA South Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Claremont, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Aberdeen, South Dakota
North West
North Star Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Ashland, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Providence, Rhode Island
New England
Little East Conference
NCAA D3
Memphis, Tennessee
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Great Lakes
Independent Great Lakes Region
NCAA D3
Rockford, Illinois
Great Lakes
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference
NCAA D3
Terre Haute, Indiana
Great Lakes
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rosemont, Pennsylvania
North East
Colonial States Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Troy, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Standish, Maine
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Notre Dame, Indiana
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Kerrville, Texas
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Sewanee, Tennessee
Mid East
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Winchester, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Indianola, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saratoga Springs, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
Buena Vista, Virginia
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Georgetown, Texas
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Louisville, Kentucky
Mid East
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Rochester, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Canton, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
De Pere, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Midwest Conference
NCAA D3
Northfield, Minnesota
Mid West
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Stevenson, Maryland
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Galloway, New Jersey
North East
New Jersey Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Boston, Massachusetts
New England
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Canton, New York
North East
Other
NCAA D3
Cobleskill, New York
North East
North Eastern Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Cortland, New York
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Delhi, New York
North East
Division III
NCAA D3
Geneseo, New York
North East
State University of New York Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Sweet Briar, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Seguin, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Greenville, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lexington, Kentucky
Mid East
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Angola, Indiana
Great Lakes
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Hartford, Connecticut
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
San Antonio, Texas
Mid South
Southern Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Schenectady, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
Santa Cruz, California
West Coast
Coast-to-coast
NCAA D3
Irving, Texas
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Dubuque, Iowa
Mid West
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
La Verne, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lynchburg, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Augusta, Maine
New England
YSCAA
NCAA D3
Farmington, Maine
New England
North Atlantic Conference
NCAA D3
Belton, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Mid East
Capital Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Morris, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Alliance, Ohio
Great Lakes
Ohio Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Mid West
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Tacoma, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Redlands, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Scranton, Pennsylvania
North East
Landmark Conference
NCAA D3
Houston, Texas
Mid South
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Richardson, Texas
Mid South
American Southwest Conference
NCAA D3
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
La Crosse, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Platteville, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
River Falls, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Menomonie, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Superior, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
West Bend, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Collegiate Conference, Wisconsin Junior Collegiate Conference Association
NCAA D3
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Great Lakes
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
North East
Centennial Conference
NCAA D3
Utica, New York
North East
Empire 8 Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Poughkeepsie, New York
North East
Liberty League
NCAA D3
Norfolk, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Waverly, Iowa
Mid West
American Rivers COnference
NCAA D3
Washington, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Lexington, Virginia
Mid East
Old Dominion Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Saint Louis, Missouri
Mid West
University Athletic Association
NCAA D3
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Wellesley, Massachusetts
New England
Liberty League
NCAA D3
Dover, Delaware
North East
Atlantic East Conference
NCAA D3
Middletown, Connecticut
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Westfield, Massachusetts
New England
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Fulton, Missouri
Mid West
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania
North East
Presidents' Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Wheaton, Illinois
Great Lakes
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
NCAA D3
Walla Walla, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Whittier, California
West Coast
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Spokane, Washington
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Chester, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conferences
NCAA D3
Salem, Oregon
West Coast
Northwest Conference
NCAA D3
Williamstown, Massachusetts
New England
New England Small College Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
Springfield, Ohio
Great Lakes
North Coast Athletic Conference
NCAA D3
York, Pennsylvania
North East
Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth
NCAA D3

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